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Tools in the Garden and Gardening Apps

Tools in the Garden!

In this week's program we talk about Hergonomic Tools, tools designed for women and for men as they age. And we talk about about gardening apps that will help you in your garden. Mark and Melinda Spinler, long-time Cook County gardeners, join hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam in the studio, with guests interviewed by phone. 

Hergonomic Tools is a Pennsylvannia company started by Liz Brensinger and Ann Adams, who received USDA grants to research tool designs that are easier to use and friendlier to the body. They have come up with some great ideas! Check out their tools at Http://

In the second half of the show, we talk with  Lynda Ellis, U of M Master Gardener from Anoka County, about gardening apps and how to grow things "smarter." More information on these apps can be found at

We also talked about some of our favorite tools, including a Hori Hori knife and a broadfork.